Gary Ray Wright (74) of St. Elmo


Published on March 22 2013 11:39 am

Gary Ray Wright 74 years old of St. Elmo passed away early morning on Thursday March 21, 2013 at 2:35 AM at St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital, Effingham, Illinois.

Funeral Services will be conducted Monday March 25, 2013 at 11:00 AM at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Altamont, Illinois by the Dr. Rev. James F. Wright.  Visitation for family and friends will be Sunday March 24, 2013 from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM at the Kull Funeral Home, St. Elmo, Illinois. There will be a second visitation from 10:00 AM until the time of the funeral service Monday at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Altamont, Illinois.  Burial Rites: will follow the funeral services at the Springhill Cemetery in rural Loudon Township, Fayette County, Beecher City, Illinois.

Gary Ray Wright was born on December 10, 1938 in rural Loudon Township, Fayette County, Illinois a fifth child into the family of George and Blanche (Durbin) Wright. Gary grew up in rural St. Elmo with his brothers Dwight, James and Oliver and sister Shirley.  He married Ella Mae McVicker the love of his life on March 25, 1959 in the church parsonage, Vandalia, Illinois. She preceded him in death on March 25, 2008. Together Gary and Ella Mae were blessed with six children Larry, Craig, Danny, Patricia, Janice and Sandra.  Gary was a quality inspector for Norge and then Fedders USA in Effingham until his retirement in 2003.  He was a very loving husband, father and grandfather and shared with his wife the responsibilities of raising a family.  He was a baptized and confirmed member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church. Gary also enjoyed being an outdoorsmen as in raising a large garden, deer hunting and other activities.

Memorials may be given to the Springhill Cemetery in care of Steve Wright, at RR #2 Box #55, Beecher City, Illinois 62414.

Survivors include: 5- Children and 3-Brothers all of St. Elmo, Illinois: 2-Sons: Larry Ray Wright, Craig Lee (wife, Dianna) Wright and his 2- grandsons: Thomas and Danny Wright...3-Daughters: Patricia Kay Wright and his 2- grandsons: Robbie (wife, Ashley)Kinney and Alec Brady and his granddaughter: Ashanta (husband, Josh) Ledbetter and Janice Kathrine (husband, J.D.)Russell and his 3- granddaughters: Kaitlyn, Courtney and Kyra and Sandra Jean (husband, Tracy) May and his 2-grandsons: Cody and Payton May...3-Brothers: Joseph Dwight (wife, Glynis) Wright, James Laverne (wife, Leona) Wright and Oliver Keith (wife, Edna) Wright...1-Sister: Mrs. Earl (Shirley) Smith of Altamont, Illinois...10- Grand Children...4-Great Grandchildren...and Several Nieces and Nephews.       

He was preceded in death by his: Parents...Son: Danny Lynn and his wife Lynn Ann (Harre) Wright...and Brother-in-law: Earl Smith.